Gateway to the Plains
In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of an Indian pueblo stand as a meaningful reminder of people who once prevailed here. Now a national historical park demonstrates to modern visitors the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley.
Early Settlements in the Pecos Valley
Remains of two pueblos extend for a quarter-mile along a ridge in a valley shared by the Glorieta Creek and the Pecos River.Read More
Christmas Open House
Join us on Dec. 15 from 11-4 and enjoy refreshments, activities, and a 15% discount in the bookstore.Read More
Visitor Center Museum
The museum at the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center covers wide-ranging park history, including Native American pottery and Civil War artifacts.Read More
Visit the Forked Lightning Ranch
Call 505-757-7241 to take a tour of the ranch house (Sundays at 1:30) and learn about John Gaw Meem, Tex Austin, and Greer Garson Fogelson.Read More
Educational and Fun
Take hikes, have a picnic, earn a junior ranger badge or patch, collect trading cards--there's plenty for kids to do here at Pecos NHP!Read More
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado pursued a vision quest in 1540 in New Mexico territory, but nearly 60 years passed before Spaniards came to stay.Read More
Discover more than 500 stories about America's journey from the Civil War to civil rights. View online or visit the parks to collect your own sets.Read More
Due to concern for resource and visitor safety, the Superintendent has suspended the park's fishing program until further notice.Read More
Click here for features such as photos and videos--including the Granville Automatic music video "Glorieta," filmed at Pecos NHP.Read More
Did You Know?
From 1821 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was a major commerce and travel route from Independence, MO to Santa Fe, NM. The trail took traders many weeks to traverse in often inhospitable conditions. Today visitors to the park can see trail evidence and in the summer months, take a ranger-guided tour of ruts and a structure that was a popular stage stop on the trail.